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Dr. Gandhy to Join the Parkinsonís Institute in January 2015
Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:32 pm
by Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH

We are pleased to share that Movement Disorder Specialist Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH will join the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in January 2015.

Dr. Gandhy brings to the Parkinson’s Institute over 10 years of experience partnering with and caring for people living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Her care philosophy is very much aligned with that of the Institute—in order to provide best in class care, we must care for the whole person and not just their disease. Dr. Gandy believes that comprehensive care includes not only access to the latest innovations in therapies and treatments, but also the thoughtful understanding and management of the many emotions experienced by people living with Parkinson’s and their family members that impact attitude, behavior, and ultimately quality of life. Dr. Gandhy has expertise in the uses of Botulinum Toxin and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as therapeutic interventions for Parkinson’s. She has also been involved with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) as treatment for Parkinson’s and is excited about the potential benefits of the apomorphine pump.

Most recently, Dr. Gandhy was with Marshall University in West Virginia where she established their movement disorders program with a goal of introducing a comprehensive care model to the community. Her program included the care for and treatment of both motor and non-motor or non-movement related features of Parkinson’s disease, DBS, LSVT Loud® and LSVT Big®, and other exercise therapies.

Dr. Gandhy received her BA from the University of Rochester in New York; her master’s degree in Public Health from St. Louis University in Missouri; and her MD from Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. After a year of physical medicine and rehabilitation training at Stanford University, Dr. Gandhy did her neurology residency at the University of California at San Diego. She completed her neurology movement disorder fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and during that time was very involved with clinical research.

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